The summer season officially ends this Monday, but don’t pay any attention to the silly calendar! The South Bay typically experiences the best weather of the year during September and October, and there are countless, fantastic, outdoor activities taking place over the next couple of months. This week, there are a handful of really unique, one-off events on the calendar that you’ll want to check out, because, really, who knows when you’ll have another opportunity to learn how L.A. kitchens have influenced the world, or when the next Dulcimer Festival will roll around? It’s going to be an exciting, fun-filled fall!
Negri Speaker Series presents Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance with Valorie Kondos-Field today, Thursday, September 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Commons at Marymount California University. Former ballet dancer Valorie Kondos-Field never played organized sports, yet the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame gymnastics coach was a seven-time NCAA champion, four-time national coach of the year and Pac-12 gymnastics coach of the century. Having an extraordinary ability to lead and mentor young gymnasts, Coach Kondos used the sport as an opportunity to teach valuable life lessons and empower her student-athletes to use their voices and celebrate themselves. A recent breast cancer survivor, Miss Val’s positive outlook and hope-filled message is not about winning and losing, but about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make. This event is FREE to attend! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.marymountcalifornia.edu/event/speaker-series-valorie-kondos-field/. Marymount California University is located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive Eat, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
Social Workplace hosts the monthly Social Hour: Thirsty Third Thursdays today, Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Get social at Social Workplace! Bring your best smile and plenty of business cards. Each person has a chance to pitch their business to the group with plenty of mingling before and after. Pitches start promptly at 6 p.m. and refreshments are served. Know anyone who might need a workplace or meeting space? Bring a friend! Pre-purchase tickets are $10 or pay $20 at the door. For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://www.socialworkplace.com. Social Workplace is located at 2315 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717. Parking is first-come, first-served. Parking is also available on surrounding streets. Uber, Lyft and ride sharing encouraged.
Head to Manhattan Beach for an ###strong at the MBS Media Campus on the Manhattan Beach Studios sound stage today, Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It will be a relaxing meet and greet, so come by and expand your network in a unique environment. It’s on the movie lot, so you need to RSVP so they can provide your name to security. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachstudios.net/. Manhattan Beach Studios is located on the MBS Media Campus at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach.
ESMoA celebrates the final week of Experience 41: OZ with Queens Kings, A Royal Drag Show today, Thursday, September 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The evening includes a high-energy drag show emceed by Ellie Cota with performances by Los Angeles drag royalty: Crystal Palace, Clit Eatswood, Die Anna, Skirt Cocaine and DJ Rubella Spreads. Local organizations, PFLAG Manhattan Beach / South Bay, the South Bay LGBTQ Center, and Mykie’s Bakery of Mychal’s Learning Place will also be participating at the event. Visitors can also look forward to Oz-inspired mocktails and a photo booth. Just like any drag performance, guests are encouraged to tip the amazing performers and to dress in festive Oz-inspired attire. The performance is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up. As always, admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the website at https://esmoa.org/. El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245.
There will be a FREE screening of Chasing Coral today, Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The film took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world. This event is FREE to attend! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.chasingcoral.com/. The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
The Los Angeles Times presents the L.A. Street Festival on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 from noon to 9 p.m. in El Segundo. The first-ever L.A. Street Festival will send summer off in style with a FREE two-day, family-friendly festival. Fans can get up close to the fast-paced, street-style basketball that has millions of players worldwide in its Los Angeles premiere, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. The FIBA 3×3 World Tour event at L.A. Street Festival marks the only time fans can watch live games in the U.S. before the sport makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020. Top athletes include USA‘s Team Princeton and No. 1 ranked Dušan Bulut and his team Novi Sad from Serbia. The event also offers an open esports Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament with music, food trucks and activities for all ages, including breaking (dancing), dunking, interactive sponsor activations, giveaways and more. In addition, Hoop It Up, the largest grassroots 3×3 basketball tour in the U.S. owned by former NBA Most Valuable Player, All Star and World Champion Kevin Garnett, will preview its 2020 tour with an open tournament. For the most up-to-date information on the event schedule, participating athletes, esports competition and more, visit the website at https://lastreetfestival.com/. L.A. Street Festival will be held at 888 North Douglas Street, El Segundo, 90245, on Douglas Street at Imperial Highway right next to the L.A. Times campus.
The City of Gardena and the Gardena Beautification Committee invite the community to participate in the 20th annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Mas Fukai Park. You can make a difference in the community by volunteering to help clean up the parks, right of ways and neighborhoods. Volunteers will plant flowers, remove litter, and do minor landscaping around the City. Afterwards, attendees will celebrate their achievements with lunch in the park. For additional information, call the City Manager’s Office at 310-217-9503 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is now being accepted via EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-clean-up-day-registration-62226677668. Mas Fukai Park is located at 1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.
The El Segundo Kiwanis Club presents the annual Richmond Street Fair on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Historic Richmond Street is located in the center of El Segundo’s downtown business district. Known for its architecture, quaint shops, eateries, studios and vintage theater, Richmond Street has been the anchor of this charming community for over 100 years. Where better to commemorate this delightful little town and all it has to offer? Expect five big blocks of fun with arts crafts, rides, live entertainment, beer garden, music, dancing, raffle prizes and more. El Segundo has a happening food scene and local restaurants will be featuring the finest offerings from their kitchens, as well as vendors from all over Southern California. Bring the whole family and make a day of it! For additional information, visit the website at https://faironrichmondstreet.com/wp/. The Richmond Street Fair is located on Richmond Street in Downtown El Segundo. The Fair will take place in the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Richmond Street and the west 100 and 200 blocks of Grand and Franklin Avenues.
The twenty fifth annual Harvest Festival of Dulcimers will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Riviera United Methodist Church. There will be teaching workshops all day long, for dulcimers, ukulele, autoharp, storytelling, bodhran, bowed psaltery, harmonica, drum/flute circle, shape-note singing, sing-along, music improv, and more. The ticketed Evening Concert at 6 p.m. is open to the public and will include festival headliners, Mark Alan Wade on hammered dulcimer and Dave Haas on mountain dulcimer. Both performers are nationally known dulcimer players, and many excellent local players will also be teaching and jamming. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, in addition to music vendors. Musicians young and old will be around the grounds, playing and singing. For additional information and ticket purchase, call (714) 534–2855, contact via email at email@example.com or visit the website at http://www.scdh.org. Riviera United Methodist Church is located at 375 Palos Verdes Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 21 beginning at 9 a.m. Sign up to start a team, join a team, or walk as an individual! The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For additional information, visit the website at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/CA-CaliforniaSouthland?fr_id=10752pg=entry.
California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 21. You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean. California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state. Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways. It’s an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its desire for clean water and healthy marine life. It’s a moment to share with one’s neighbors, family, and friends, coming together to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our environment. Heal the Bay will be organizing the South Bay effort and there are cleanup sites from El Segundo to Rolling Hills. The cleanup takes place between 9 a.m. and noon. To learn more and sign up as a volunteer, visit the website at http://healthebay.org. Yes, you can do more.
The Palos Verdes Art Center presents the final Malaga Cove Summer Art Show of the season on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malaga Cove. The event takes place each month from April through September and features paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, wearable art and prints from artists from the seven art groups affiliated with Palos Verdes Art Center: Artists Open Group, Pacific Arts Group, Paletteers, Palos Verdes Painters, Peninsula Artists, Photographic and Digital Artists, and Third Dimension. For additional information, visit the website at http://pvartcenter.org/malaga-cove. Malaga Cove Plaza is located at the entrance to the City of Palos Verdes Estates on scenic Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Chico and Via Corta. There is plenty of free parking.
The SPCLA and Absolution Brewing present Barktoberfest on Saturday, September 21 starting at 11 a.m. All canines are invited to bring their human friends for a day of craft beer, music, food and more! Brown Owl Meals will be serving up their delicious Mexican dishes all day long. Attendees can compete in a game of corn hole, shuffleboard and other games. Of course, there will be new surprise beers on tap! Nasty Bad Habit will play from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by other local bands from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fun and games for the entire family with plenty of soda and ice cream for the kids! A percentage of sales will be donated to the SPCLA. This event is FREE to attend. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.absolutionbrewingcompany.com/. Absolution Brewing is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.
Common Space Brewery presents Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Get ready for a family-friendly event full of classic Oktoberfest beer, games, food and music. They will be releasing a new German lager beer called THAT’S A BINGO!, a collaboration brewed with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. Come enjoy the Hammerschlagen, stein hoisting, yodeling contest, corn hole, German food trucks, polka music and more! This event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. For additional information, visit the website at http://commonspace.la. Common Space Brewery is located at 3411 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.
The Torrance Elks will host a Chili Cook-Off Car Show on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The event features chili tastings, live music by Smalltime and other food for purchase. Car Show entry fee is $15. Chili Cook-Off entry is free. For car show info call Andrew at 310-529-7403. For chili info call Veronica 310-433-3174. For additional information, click here. The Torrance Elks Lodge is located at 1820 Abalone Avenue in Torrance.
The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Battle of the Bands Auditions are taking place on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mira Coast High School Little Theater. Support our local youth bands and stop by to hear the musicians perform live for the chance to earn one of the final spots at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.mbfair.org/. Mira Coast High School is located at 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
On Saturday, September 21, audiences of all ages are invited to attend Wickedly Trans: Voices from the Rainbow as part of El Segundo Museum of Art Experience #41: OZ. Experience 41: OZ has enchanted audiences of all generations since opening at ESMoA in June 2019. As the Experience comes to a close, ESMoA is celebrating the show‘s unique pop culture impact with special programming. Wickedly Trans: Voices from the Rainbow is a special performance by The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) who will be performing a selection of songs inspired by the music of The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked. Founded in 2015, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles is making an impact in the choral world by using their unique voices to be visible, bold and proud. TCLA is the first all Trans-identified chorus in America. Performances take place at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Donations to TCLA are appreciated! As always, admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the website at https://esmoa.org/. El Segundo Museum of Art is located at 208 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Redondo Beach Art Group presents the GreenStreet Autumn Art Fair on Saturday, September 21 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. on the patio of the Greenstreet Commercial Center. Drop by and check out some amazing artwork by members of the Redondo Beach Art Group and other local artists on the patio. Enjoy happy hour at King Shabu Shabu from 2 to 6 p.m., live music on the patio by Shawn from 4 to 8 p.m. and wine tasting at Roman Aroma from 5:30 to 6:30, followed by a dance party at Imperial Dance from 7 to 8:30. This event is FREE to attend and there is plenty of FREE parking! For additional information, visit the website at https://www.rbag.org/. The Greenstreet Commercial Center is located at 901-903 North Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, just south of the Main Post office.
Engel Volkers will host a celebration of the art of Phyllis Ferrara at a Shopping Party / Client Appreciation Night on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kendra Scott. Attendees will sip One Hope wines, enjoy complimentary bites, take advantage of an exclusive 15% discount and maybe get lucky in the raffle. Phyllis Ferrara originals will be displayed on easels throughout the shop. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the website at http://ThePoint@KendraScott.com. Kendra Scott is located at 830 South Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 114, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Switzer Learning Center presents the annual Boots, Brews BBQ on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. The South Bay’s biggest and best outdoor BBQ event of the year will be an adults-only, high spirited, western themed party for over 300 guests. Dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat! Get ready to feast on smoked barbecue dishes, sample craft beers from local breweries, ride the mechanical bull, work on your aim at the shooting ranges, play blackjack, spin the Booze Wheel, partake in live and silent auctions, and dance the night away! Tickets are $125. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://switzercenter.ejoinme.org/BBB2018. Switzer Learning Center is located at 2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, CA.
The Automobile Driving Museum presents Summer Swing Nights on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and turn back the clock to the Big Band sounds of the 1930s and 40s. The evening features the Swing Tones with their 7-piece Big Band and host Rob Pope. Enjoy favorite tunes such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and more, revived to their original Big Band Glory, then get your picture taken next to that one-of-a-kind 1940’s car of your dreams. The Food Truck Fair and Swinging Bar will satisfy your cravings so you can dance the night away! Tickets are $40 presale, $10 dance class (at 6pm), $50 at the door, or $350 for 10 tickets, includes a free drink. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/swingnights/2019-08-17/. The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Torrance Art Museum (TAM) will host an Opening Reception for two of their Fall Exhibitions on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Main Gallery hosts Material Matters as one of seven venues in the Los Angeles region taking part in the 5th SUR:biennial (2019). Gallery Two examines superheroes in contemporary art with To Save The Day! Both exhibitions are curated by Torrance Art Museum’s Director, Max Presneill. Material Matters and To Save the Day! will be on view September 21 through November 16 at the Torrance Art Museum. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/ or call 310-618-3846. The Torrance Art Museum is located at 3320 Civic Center Drive in Torrance.
Miller Children‘s Women‘s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association presents Movies on the Pier every Saturday night in September at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy one of the many restaurants located on Fisherman’s Wharf and International Boardwalk prior to the movie screening. A few favorites include R10 Social House, Quality Seafood, Kincaid’s, The Slip and Tony’s on the Pier. The schedule is as follows
Saturday, September 7 – School of Rock
Saturday, September 14 – Karate Kid
Saturday, September 21 – Back to the Future
Saturday, September 28 – Grease
These events are free and open to the public. Attendees should bring low-back beach chairs. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events. For a complete list of businesses, please visit http://www.redondopier.com/directory/. The Redondo Beach Pier is located at the end of Torrance Boulevard, west of Pacific Coast Highway.
The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents David Benoit with special guest, the Asia America Youth Symphony on Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m. David Benoit is best known for his contribution to smooth jazz, but did you know he’s also composed the score for multiple Charlie Brown specials? Learn all about David’s 40-year career, from his jazzy beginnings to his current work with the Asia America Symphony, during his upcoming September performance. He’ll be joined on stage by the Asia America Youth Symphony, and will even share a taste of his new album. If you love jazz, especially smooth jazz, this will be a performance you won’t want to miss. Don’t wait, tickets for this performance are almost sold out! Tickets are $30/$40/$45. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://torrancearts.org/david-benoit/. The Torrance Cultural Art Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.
The Chum Album Release Party will take place on Saturday, September 21 starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Purple Orchid. Southern California’s killer surf band, Chum, will be playing at the Richmond Street Fair at 4 p.m. and will celebrate the release of their new album, The Endless Bummer later at the Purple Orchid. The Glasgow Tiki Shakers will open for Chum at both shows. For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chumsurf/. The Purple Orchid is located at 221 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.
The monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music. Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly! 2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22. For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/. The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.
Common Space Brewery presents Barktoberfest on Sunday, September 22 from 1 pm to 5 pm. This pup-friendly event includes local vendors and adoption services from Carson Animal Shelter. Enjoy dog games, a costume contest and more! This is a FREE family friend event and all ages are welcome. It will take place in the West Warehouse. For additional information, visit the website at http://commonspace.la. Common Space is located at 3411 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.
We danced the afternoon away when Arnie Vilches played a couple of weeks ago. Too much fun…. The Portofino Hotel Marina presents Sunday Funday @ The Dock on Sunday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Portofino Gas Dock. A little sun, a little surf, a little music – is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Enjoy tunes by local artists while sittin’ on the dock of the bay! They have a full bar set up and grill area with food for purchase. Scheduled artists:
September 22 – Arnie Vilches
September 29 – Brent George
October 13 – Arnie Vilches
For details, visit the website at https://www.hotelportofino.com/calendar.aspx. The Portofino Gas Dock is located at 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Go past the hotel entrance, through the parking lot to the Marina Office.
Pull Thread will host Bazaar 2.0 on Sunday, September 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. The community is invited to stop by, enjoy a beverage and discover local artists. Come connect with one another in the beautiful showroom surrounded by the magic of hand-knotted rugs from all around the world. Local artists and creatives will fill up the space with their special vibes. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.pullandthread.com/. Pull Thread is located at 24415 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.
Janine and John Colich will host ###strong on Sunday, September 22 at 4 p.m. at their restored home, the Cottage, in Portuguese Bend. ETC Theatre Company and DAM-Cancer Foundation host their fourth joint event, a Swiss celebration inspired by the Fall Harvest and Winegrowers’ Festival on the banks of Lake Geneva. Guests will savor gourmet Swiss specialties, a silent auction and sparkling entertainment, including a live alpenhorn. A show specially written for the event by ETC Music Director Parmer Fuller will be performed by a cast of musical theater talents. Proce will benefit the two nonprofit organizations. Tickets are $225 per person. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at ###a href=”https://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=123072680msgid=1036259act=HNKQc=974518destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2Ffall-fete-2019-a-swiss-celebration-tickets-68529695163″ target=”_blank” data-saferedirecturl=”https://www.google.com/url?q=https://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r%3D123072680%26msgid%3D1036259%26act%3DHNKQ%26c%3D974518%26destination%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.eventbrite.com%252Fe%252Ffall-fete-2019-a-swiss-celebration-tickets-68529695163source=gmailust=1568984019685000usg=AFQjCNF79JA0gJVqcJF5Yn7ezQS8K5qDJA” fg_scanned=”1″https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-fete-2019-a-swiss-celebration-tickets-68529695163. The Cottage is located at 99 Vanderlip Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The community is invited to the Ribbon Cutting Grand Re-Opening celebration for Beyond the Label Boutique on Monday, September 23 from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beyond the Label has settled into a new location in the heart of downtown Torrance. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:10 a.m. sharp. Light refreshments will be served. Beyond the Label Boutique is located at 1272 Sartori Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.
This is such a fun spot to grab a bite – terrific food, patio seating and planes landing and taking off at all hours of the day….. Use your powers for good and Dine for a Cause on Tuesday, September 24 at Eureka! Come out and watch the Dodgers or Angels play while enjoying Eureka’s amazing food and drinks. Whether you dine-in or take-out, 15% of all proce will be donated to the Richstone Family Center. Remember to mention Richstone to your server! For additional information, visit the website at https://eurekarestaurantgroup.com/locations/hawthorne-airport/. Eureka! is located at 12101 Crenshaw Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250.
The South Bay Business Women‘s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at For Eyes on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with likeminded individuals. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers will be provided. It’s always a fun and casual evening! Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sbbwa.com/. For Eyes is located at 25360 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505.
Biz Fed presents Creating a Safer Los Angeles County, a resiliency and sustainability event, on Wednesday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Ganahl Lumber Offices in Torrance. Registration starts at 11:30, followed by lunch and from noon to 2 p.m. Speakers include the Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability; Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management; Optimum Seismic; Southern California Association of Governments; and the US Resiliency Council. Topics for discussion include Building Resilient Communities; Update on State/Local Requirements to Upgrade Building Safety; Liability Risks for Businesses / Building Owners; Expert Engineering and Advanced Technology; Best Practices for Keeping Your Building Safe; Economics for Earthquake Safety; LA County Sustainability Plan; LA County Business Preparedness Plan; and SCAG RTP/SCS. This event is FREE to attend! To register, visit https://bizfedlacounty.org/resiliency. For additional information, contact Mitchell Vieyra at (949) 838-7497 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ganahl Lumber is located at 2600 Del Amo Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
The Torrance Rose Float Association invites the community to the next Restaurant for Roses event on Wednesday, September 25 at The Habit from 4 to 8 p.m. We all saw the fabulous, award-winning Torrance Float in this year‘s Parade of Roses. Well, they raise funds all year long to make the float happen every year. Here’s your chance to contribute! Enjoy some delicious food while supporting the Torrance Rose Float Association. The Habit will donate 20% of all purchases to the TRFA fundraiser. Print out the flyer and bring it with you or (SAVE A TREE) and pull it up on your smart phone. For additional information, visit the website at http://www.torrancerosefloat.org/. The Habit is located at 3829 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
The new Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Mixer on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Project Barley. Meet and mingle with other business leaders and learn about upcoming events and opportunities. Tickets are $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-Members. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/378728706412609/. Project Barley Brewery is located 2308 Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita, CA 90717.
This is right up my alley, I’m sitting here trying to figure out the seven items….. Richard Foss will present a culinary history talk, Seven Gifts from L.A. Kitchens to the World, on Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. Each wave of immigrants to Los Angeles brought their own tastes in food, and both home and commercial cooks recreated traditional items. New cuisines developed that included elements from Europe, Central America, and Asia. Join culinary historian Richard Foss as he discusses the waves of migration to Los Angeles and looks at seven items invented in California with inspiration from all over the world. This event is FREE to attend! For details, click here. The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is located at 3301 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ presents Paint Sip on Wednesday, September 25 starting at 8 p.m. Local artist Drica Lobo will teach a painting class while attendees sip wine. Learn some techniques, give it a whirl and voila! Just imagine what you can accomplish with a glass of wine and a paint brush…. Admission is $35 per person. All art supplies will be provided. For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SilviosBBQ/. Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ is located at 20 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Here’s a HEADS-UP on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!
This event listing is current as of yesterday, but new events are posted EVERY DAY! Check the website for updates at http://www.southbaybyjackie.co… for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.
Is there anything better than kicking back with some live music on the waterfront? I don’t think so…. Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
presents Oceanfront Acoustic Sessions every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at Sea Level. Take in the sweeping marina views while enjoying craft cocktails, light bites and live music. Come early at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday to take advantage of Shade Hour until 6 p.m. Call 310.921.8950 to make your reservation today. Walk-ins are welcome. For additional information, visit the website at http://rb.shadehotel.com/. Shade Hotel is located at 655 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
The El Segundo Police Department has announced that the next Community Police Academy will be starting on October 2, 2019. This free, 10-week session, will meet every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Apply now by contacting Sergeant Eric Atkinson at email@example.com and get an inside look at the El Segundo Police Department.
This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, we have a returning guest, Mark Nicolas, Owner of Manhattan Beach Studios. Mark is a local photographer, producer and consultant with over 20 years’ experience and he loves the creative process! This morning, we’re going to learn about Manhattan Beach Studios, some of their projects and the many events Mark has scheduled. Listen to the podcast live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/mark-nicolas-manhattan-beach-studios/. Tune in every Thursday at 8 a.m. to keep up with what’s going down throughout in the South Bay!
Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360, our guest will be Nellie Ambrose, Program Manager for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. She’ll bring us up to date on this year‘s YEA. Listen to the podcast live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/nellie-ambrose-yea-program-manager/. Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s happening in Manhattan Beach!
Have a fabulous South Bay weekend!